Get Konnected! is a social impact venture founded by Colette Phillips, President and CEO of Colette Phillips Communications Inc. Get Konnected! is Boston’s premier inclusive business networking event that brings together urban and international professionals, business and civic leaders from all cultures, industries and sectors. The mission of Get Konnected! is to curate meaningful business and social connections, enrich professional development, facilitate business and career opportunities, and forge positive cross-cultural relationships.
Vice President and Co- Founder
COO of Get Konnected!
Michael serves as the COO of Get Konnected! and Colette Phillips Communications. Michael previously worked on diplomatic affairs as the Director of Economic Affairs for the Israeli Foreign Ministry to New England, where he raised millions in capital and venture funding for Israeli startup companies with an emphasis on social impact. He also worked on economic policy for the U.S. Department of Commerce, Governor Deval Patrick, Governor Christine Gregoire and in the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations. In 2012 he served as the Director of Research for the Harvard Law School Project on Disability. He holds a BA from the University of Washington and Masters degree from Harvard University.
President and Co-Founder
CEO and Founder of Get Konnected!
Colette is the President and CEO of Colette Phillips Communications and Founder of Get Konnected! She is an expert in strategy and transformation who is frequently consulted by corporations and Fortune 500 companies helping to establish healthy, inclusive working environments. She has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Boston Business Journal and was named to Boston Magazine's 100 Most Powerful People. She serves as a trustee to Massachusetts General Hospital and serves on the Board of Directors of the American Jewish Committee, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and Eastern Bank. She holds a BS and MS from Emerson College and a Honorary Doctorate from Mount Ida College.
Clerk and Co-Founder
Andre served as the Deputy Director of the City of Boston's Office of Business Development and former. Director of the Massachusetts Office of Small Business from 2008-2015. Andre provides strategic planning and financing to small businesses transitioning from startup to growth stage. He has counseled hundreds of startups and small businesses over the span of three decades. His real estate management consultancy assists property owners and developers with services ranging from municipal approvals to project financing.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
VP of Community Affairs and Consumer Engagement,
CEO and Principal,
Anuradha Yadav is Executive Director Startup Mentors
Principal, Waterville Consulting
Priscilla Douglas, Executive Coach & Published Author
Kendall Square Association
Rick Musiol Jr.,
VP of External Relations
New England Aquarium
Founder of the Wage Project Fmr. Lt. Governor. of Massachusetts
Private Wealth Advisor & Founder of The Sharma Group
SVP of Business & Legal Affairs
Heartland Water Technology